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Ohio State moves up to No. 13 in AP Poll

The Buckeyes are joined by Michigan State, Purdue and Michigan as Big Ten teams in the top-15.

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After securing wins against Rutgers and Indiana to conclude the regular season, the Ohio State Buckeyes moved up from No. 16 to No. 13 in the latest AP Poll.

Big Ten regular season champions Michigan State, who defeated Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon to clinch the No.1-seed in the Big Ten Tournament, maintained their spot as the No. 2 team in the country.

Purdue, who came into last week as the No. 9 team, moved up one spot to No. 8 after getting wins against Illinois and Minnesota.

Michigan is the fourth and final Big Ten program in the AP Poll Top 25; the Wolverines come in at No. 15, moving up two spots.

For the third straight week, the Virginia Cavaliers are the No. 1 team in the nation. The ACC regular season champs scored two victories in the past week, and are in the driver’s seat to become the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament—barring some kind of collapse in the ACC Tournament.

Behind UVA and MSU are the Xavier Musketeers. For Chris Mack’s program, it’s the highest ranking they’ve ever received. Rounding out the top-5 are Villanova and Duke, respectively.

Below is the full AP Poll Top 25.

AP Poll (Feb. 26, 2018)

Current Rank Team Points Record Last Week's Rank
Current Rank Team Points Record Last Week's Rank
1 Virginia (48) 1,608 26-2 1
2 Michigan State (17) 1,571 28-3 2
3 Xavier 1,422 25-4 4
4 Villanova 1,416 25-4 3
5 Duke 1,362 24-5 5
6 Kansas 1,272 23-6 8
7 Gonzaga 1,231 27-4 6
8 Purdue 1,178 26-5 9
9 North Carolina 1,140 22-7 10
10 Cincinnati 1,013 25-4 11
11 Wichita State 945 23-5 13
12 Texas Tech 887 22-7 6
13 Ohio State 791 24-7 16
14 Auburn 781 24-5 12
15 Michigan 753 24-7 17
16 Tennessee 564 21-7 19
17 Rhode Island 558 23-4 18
18 Clemson 499 21-7 15
19 Arizona 450 22-7 14
20 West Virginia 429 21-8 21
21 Nevada 386 25-5 20
22 Saint Mary's 318 27-4 22
23 Kentucky 174 20-9 NR
24 Middle Tennessee 144 23-5 24
24 Houston 45 22-6 23